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Top 10 acoustic guitar lessons in Boston, MA

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Julian Snyder

Julian Snyder

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Hey there! I'm Julian Snyder and I'm excited to offer music lessons right here in Somerville and online. With a Bachelor's degree in Music from Hamilton College and over 15 years of experience in the music industry, I've had the honor of performing alongside acts such as Aminé, Iyaz, Lowertown, Andrew Savage, Easy Honey, Weakened Friends, and many more. As a seasoned multi-instrumentalist proficient in bass (electric and upright), drums, piano, and guitar, I bring a versatile repertoire spanning rock, funk, jazz, blues, and folk styles. My approach to teaching is characterized by a passion for music and a commitment to fostering an explorato
Gordon Fromm

Gordon Fromm

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
22+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
My teaching approach: I'm interested in teaching students the things they really need and want to learn. I can create customized lessons based on the students interests and musical direction. I also incorporate the use of music technology into lessons and practice routines. Please contact for a more in depth explanation of my teaching resources. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Lexington, Woburn, Winchester, Arlington, Burlington, Bedford, Waltham, Reading, Cambridge, Boston Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing,...
Hub Guitar Boston

Hub Guitar Boston

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Sitong Z. says, "I have been taking guitar lessons with Grey for a year now, and I would recommend him to anyone, either a beginner trying to get started with guitar or an experienced player looking to improve and refine their playing. He has a very professional set of teaching approach and always comes up with practical advice in theory, techniques, ear training, etc. He is a great teacher, an amazing guitar player, and overall just an awesome person to chat with." Read more
Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

Bristol Recording & Voice Studios

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Lisa F. says, "Responsive, professional, easy to communicate with, met me at my level. Thestaff is well trained and enthusiastic! They have great positive attitude & energy. Ric & his team are great to work with. I’m a super beginner they helped my confidence during the free introductory session!" Read more
Marina Guitar Lessons

Marina Guitar Lessons

5.0(4)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Monika U. says, "She is always kind, even with me, a beginner, she makes the lessons interesting, makes funny plays, she is a great teacher ;-)))" Read more
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice

5.0Exceptional(26)
Top Pro
Offers online services
44 hires on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Mar Generoso C. says, "“My lessons with Bob have been such an exciting experience! If you are willing to put in the time and follow Bob's expert teaching, you will be able to play beautiful music and bring a new joy to your life. Bob's gifted talent and vast experience is impressive, his love of music and desire to share his passion is inspiring. Open communication is key, Bob welcomes your questions, he feels that no questions are silly or stupid, especially if you're new at this! He wants your feedback and encourages dialog to make your lessons meaningful and the best for you!” Mary G" Read more
Jamie Balmer Guitar Studio

Jamie Balmer Guitar Studio

5.0(4)
Top Pro
19+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Joan S. says, "In beginning-to-intermediate classical guitar lessons over time, I've found Jamie to be skilled, patient, and good humored. With high expectations for technique development and musical expression, he chooses appealing studies from the repertoire that always keep lessons and practice fresh and exciting. I've been further inspired by getting to know him as an accomplished and committed performing and recording artist." Read more
Bangalore Guitar Instruction

Bangalore Guitar Instruction

5.0(1)
Offers online services
25+ years in business
Serves Boston, MA
Ryan Lee C. says, "I very much enjoyed learning from Phil. He is a clear, patient and supportive instructor, who teaches with deep love and care for music and the learning process. I highly recommend Phil Kaplan and Bangalore Guitar Instruction!" Read more
Horus Academy

Horus Academy

5.0(2)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
Serves Boston, MA
V. P. says, "Good teacher who was willing to work with me and is flexible with the teaching methods. I would recommend." Read more
Needham Music And Dance

Needham Music And Dance

5.0(3)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
Serves Boston, MA
Jenna R. says, "Excellent Service " Read more

Your acoustic guitar questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do acoustic guitar lessons cost near me?

Most acoustic guitar lessons cost $35 to $70 per session for 30 to 60 minutes. Private class prices are $45 to $70 per hour and give students the most attention. Group guitar lessons cost $25 to $35 per session for a collaborative learning environment with less personal attention.

Subscriptions for ongoing lessons are available from $170 to $315 per month.

Are acoustic guitar lessons worth it?

Acoustic guitar lessons are worth it because the structured teaching style motivates students and enhances faster progress. A private instructor also helps to prevent the development of poor techniques common in self-taught musicians.

What age is good to start acoustic guitar lessons?

You can start acoustic guitar lessons for children from ages 6 to 10 years old while adults can start lessons at any age. The journey of mastering the guitar is dependent on your dedication to practice and your teacher's qualifications.

How many acoustic guitar lessons do I need?

The amount of acoustic guitar lessons you need will depend on what you want to accomplish and how frequently you practice. Learning a simple song takes 2 to 6 months on average. However, mastering the guitar like a professional musician takes 4 to 10 years.

Is there a difference between electric and acoustic guitar lessons?

There are many differences between electric and acoustic guitar lessons because these instruments have unique features.

An electric guitar requires you to learn:

  • How to use an amplifier
  • How to work with effects and foot pedals
  • What makes a wide range of sounds for rock, metal, blues, or jazz
  • Techniques like power chords, palm muting, and note bending

However, learning to play an acoustic guitar is simpler because it doesn't connect to amplifiers or cables. Acoustic guitar playing uses different finger techniques to make a resonant sound suitable for folk, country, pop, and blues music.

How do I find the best acoustic guitar lessons near me?

To find the most suitable acoustic guitar lessons, you can peruse the list of nearby teachers here on the Lessons website. Also, don't overlook the potential of local music stores for guitar lessons.

Before settling on a guitar teacher, it's crucial to:

  • Review the prices from at least 3 different teachers.
  • Examine reviews about them on Google and Lessons.
  • Ask for references from other students they've taught.
  • Consult with other parents to gauge their children's experience with the teacher.
  • Get a written schedule and contract prior to the first lesson.
  • Evaluate the teacher's compatibility before signing up for a full month.

What questions do I ask when choosing an acoustic guitar teacher?

To choose the best acoustic guitar teacher, it helps to pose these questions:

  • What music-related degrees do you have?
  • Is there an option for a complimentary first session to see if we're a good fit?
  • What is the extent of your experience in teaching guitar?
  • Which type of acoustic guitar would be most appropriate for me to practice on?
  • What's the average age range of your student base?
  • Will you assign finger drills for me to practice outside of lessons?
  • How much independent practice do you recommend between classes?
  • Which specific textbooks should I get?
  • How many styles of guitar music can you teach?
  • Could you adjust your instructional methods if I'm having difficulties?
  • What should I bring to our classes?
  • How long is each session?
  • Could I get a copy of our class timetable, agreement, and terms of payment?
  • What is your protocol to cancel a class due to an unforeseen circumstance?
  • Is there flexibility to add some of my favorite songs into the curriculum?

Reviews for Boston acoustic guitar lessons

Recent success stories from people in the Boston area.
Benjamin C.
I've been taking guitar lessons with Grey for exactly 2 months and I'm thrilled with my experience and progress. I tried, in vain, to learn guitar on my own for several years and finally decided to take a different approach. After our lessons together, I can play many songs I've always wanted to learn. Grey customizes each lesson based on your learning goals. He identifies your weaknesses and develops a plan to strengthen them. I feel fortunate to have an instructor like Grey who is knowledgeable, patient, and friendly. Whether you're a beginner like me or more proficient, I cannot recommend Grey highly enough. If you're thinking about guitar lessons, choose Hub Guitar!
Hub Guitar Boston
K.M.
I really didn’t know the true potential of my voice until I started taking lessons at Bristol. There is a great deal to be learned in these lessons, and if you work at it results come pretty quickly. The classes are super fun and the teachers are knowledgeable, confident and very helpful. Definitely worth checking out even if you just like to sing for fun.
Bristol Recording & Voice Studios
Karin S.
Marina ist an excellent teacher. She explains clearly and it was easy to understand how to play Ukulele. She was always motivating me and I was very enjoying this course. Highly recommended !!!
Marina Guitar Lessons
Joe N.
I was a self-taught guitarist with moderate skills looking to take my skills to the next level. Being able to write, play, and understand the why behind a guitar solo was one of my goals. I have completely met and surpassed all expectations with my guitar lessons with the Wolfman. He has the teaching experience to give me the tools and knowledge to elevate my guitar playing, and overall musicianship to a level that makes me feel confident playing rock, blues, and jazz. Whether you are a beginner or an intermediate guitarist, Wolfman has a program to get you to where you want to be and then some. Week in and week out I was given new tools, theory, and overall experience to bring to my own music and create new and more complex music than anything I have ever written before.
Bob Wolfman Guitar/Bass/Voice
Meredith W.
Jamie is an outstanding music teacher - unfailingly kind, enthusiastic, and my daughter loves having lessons with him. She feels like Jamie helps her learn guitar at her pace and has nurtured her love of music.
Jamie Balmer Guitar Studio
Mario K.
Great Teacher with willing to help. Peter is very great guy, talented and professional. he is very kind in terms of willing to help people understand more about what they are doing and what is the best way to do it.
Horus Academy
Eric D.
Needham Music and Dance
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